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Gonzales 
Emil A. GONZALES, 75, passed away in a local hospital, February 15, 2001. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a retired Correctional Officer from La Tuna Correction Facility. Mr. Gonzales gave a combined total of twenty years service in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve. He is survived by his wife Magda Gonazales; sons, Emil Andre Gonzales, Jr., Omar Gonzales (Linda) and Victor Gonzales (Graciela); daughters Liana Nunez (Todd), Magda Sylvia Gonzales, Rosina VAccaro and Dalia DeMoore (Greg); grandchildren; Emil Andre Gonzales III, Vanessa Gonzales, Marisa Whitaker, Andres Menier, Israel Menier, Rosina Vaccaro, Andrea Gonzales, Krystal Kerr, Gregory DeMoore, Eric DeMoore, and STazy Gonzales. Visitation will be 3PM to 9PM Monday at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. Mass of the Resurrection will be at 1:30PM Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Rev. Father Luis Acevedo officiationg. Interment will be in Ft. Bliss National Cemetary with military honors.

Martin
Mr. Bobby Gene Marin, age 62, of El Paso, Texas, passed away February 14, 2001. He was born on August 2, 1938 to Ralph and Marguerite Martin. He married Judith Billard on June 11, 1978 in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife Judith, of El Paso; sons., Bobby Martin, Jr, and wife Leslie of Minnesota, Billy Joe Martin of Richardson, Curtis L. Martin, Michael L. Martin and wife Michelle of Grand Canyon, Arizona and Christopher Cobb of Arlington, Texas. daughter Melanie Develegas of Shreveport, Louisiana; 12 grandchilren; Parents Ralph and Margeruite of Prosper, Texas. Funeral services were held at 2:00PM, Monday February 19, 2001 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park. McKinney, Texas.

BILL GENE YOUNGS
BILL GENE YOUNGS, 68 passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 4, 2001 in El Paso, Texas. He lived in El Paso since 1962 and retired as a truck dispatcher. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Tula Mae & Lester Cole Youngs. Bill is survived by his brothers Richard Youngs, Ronald Dean Youngs (twin brother), John Ellis Youngs and Roy Davis; daughters, Elizabeth Luann Walker, Melissa Rose Thompson; sons, Douglas Alan Youngs and Bruce Gordon Youngs, and blessed with 8 grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday April 11th from 2 to 9 pm, prayer service 7 pm at Hillcrest Chapel eastside. Funeral will be at 10:00 am Thursday April 12th at Ft Bliss National Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME, 1060 Carolina Drive, 598-3332 

RODOLFO VALENZUELA
RODOLFO VALENZUELA, 68 passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001. Memorial service will take place on Monday, April 9, 2001 from 1:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. at San Jose Funeral Home. Survived by his loving wife Grace, his sons, Rudy Jr., Randy, Jaime and Javier, daughters, Vanessa, Sandra, Julia, Adriana, Grizelda and nine grandchildren. Our Papi ''A beautiful soul and a very special father'' love his Family. Arrangements under the direction of San Jose Funeral Home, 601 S. Virginia.

ESTEBAN CORRAL
ESTEBAN CORRAL, 83, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2001. He was a 30 year El Paso resident. Left to cherish his memories are his sons Salvador Corral, Rogelio Corral, Esteban Corral Jr. and Manuel Corral; his daughters Graciela Acosta, Margarita Rivas, Maria Moreno and Olga Corral, 24 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Francisca Corral, parents Cristobal and Maria Corral and daughter Mercedes Tarin. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, 2001, from 4-9 pm, with Rosary at 7 pm. Mass will be said at 11 am, Tuesday, at San Felipe de Jesus Church, 401 Passmore Rd. Arrangements by: Sunset Funeral Home-East, El Paso, Texas.

ARTHUR RICHARD MARSTON
ARTHUR RICHARD MARSTON, 71, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2001. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and the son of Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston. He was born in El Paso, Texas on April 25, 1929. He was retired after 37 years of dedication as a comptroller at Dick Poe Family of Dealerships and Evergreen Cemeteries. He married Nellie Fay Mulhern on March 24, 1951 in El Paso, Texas. He served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army stationed in Erlangen Germany. His duty assignment was AAA AW Gun Unit Commander. He received the Army of Occupation Medal in Germany and the National Defense Service Medal. Dick graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (formerly College of Mines), was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. He was survived by his wife of 50 years Nellie; daughters, Debbie Marston Smith and Georgetta Marston Leyendecker; son, Richard Frederick Marston; grandchildren, Stephanie Michelle Smith, Justin Richard Smith, Kyle Jordan Leyendecker, Tyson Jay Leyendecker, Parker Reed Leyendecker and Turner Gates Leyendecker. A Memorial Service will be held at Martin Funeral Home West at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, with Reverend H. Eugene Myrick officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Mulhern, Thomas Mulhern, Greg Leyendecker, Steve Smith, Dick Poe, Richard Poe, George Groesbeck, Paul Worley and Jack Underwood. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church or La Mariposa Hospice in his memory.

ANN GREGORY CLODFELTER
ANN GREGORY CLODFELTER, passed away on April 7, 2001 and went and met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born on March 8, 1940 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she graduated from City High and attended Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, married after her junior year in college, she ministered with her husband in four states and eight Churches of Christ: Dunn, Copperas Cove, Galena Park and Westside - El Paso all in Texas; Laurel, Mississippi; Hermitage Road - Richmond, Virginia; central - Birmingham and Pelham, Alabama. Her fellow students at ACU chose her to be Class Favorite, Campus Beauty, Miss ACU and Homecoming Queen during her junior year: 1960-61. She maintained those same qualities of Christian personality and faith to her last minute of consciousness. One book author cited her as an example of a Christian women and a second author dedicated a book to her for the motivation she gave to excel. Ann requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Kenya Mission, c/o Pelham Church of Christ, P.O. Box 151, Pelham, Alabama 35124 or a charity of your choice. She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas Willingham Gregory, Senior and Annie Laurie Marlin Gregory. She is survived by her husband Charles Manley Clodfelter, Sr., El Paso, Texas. One daughter; Laurie Ann Sides, El Paso, Texas; two sons: Gregory Lee Clodfelter, Kenya, East Africa; Charles Manley Clodfelter, Jr., Orlando, Florida; four grandchildren, and two brothers. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 9, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home - West, located at 480 N. Resler, El Paso, Texas 79912. Funeral Services will be conducted, Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at 1:30 P.M. at Sunset Funeral Home - West, Chapel of Remembrance, El Paso, Howard Bryan, Evangelist, Westside Church of Christ, officiating. Elders and deacons at Westside Church serving as pallbearers. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home - West.

ROBERT FEIGHNER (75), a long-term resident of El Paso, died January 12th [2002]. A graduate of Indiana Business & Law School, he was an active member of the El Paso business community, former president of the downtown Rotary Club, member of St. Clement's and an avid tennis player. He is survived by his wife Elinore Bangs Feighner, son Peter Cornell Feighner, daughter Mary Feighner Bardouche, and three grandsons Adam, Retgur and Max. Memorial services will be held at St. Clement's Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell, on Wednesday, January 16th at 10:30 am. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Clement's Memorial Fund. Directed by San Jose Funeral Home.

RODOLFO MARES died peacefully at his home in El Paso, Texas on January 9, 2002. He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico on October, 23, 1929. For forty-eight of his seventy-two years, he was married to Atala Chacon Mares. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the years 1950 to 1953, that included being stationed in Korea and San Antonio, they returned to El Paso. Having graduated from Bowie High School, he attended Texas Western College, now the University of Texas at El Paso. On returning to El Paso, he began a 33 year career as a postal clerk with the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Atala, their children, Rodolfo Jr., Atala Lilia, Jaime and Telma and seven grandchildren. His surviving brothers and sisters include Eulalia, Gabriel, Andres, Eulalia, Virginia, Marta and Chelo. Services will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home Doniphan Chapel in El Paso on Tuesday, January 15th. An open casket viewing will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with a memorial service to begin at 7:00 p.m. A funeral Service will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Thursday January 17th, commencing at 11:15 a.m., followed by a commitment of the remains at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME DONIPHAN DR. 5054 Doniphan Dr. 587-0202.

VIRGINIA C. OVALLE, went to our Lord January 13, 2002. She was preceded in death by husband Jose M. Ovalle & son Jose Luis Ovalle. She attended Bowie High School, a lifetime member of Sacred Heart, and volunteered for Boys Club of America Knights of Columbia. She is survived by sons: Manuel, Roberto, Arturo, Salvador & Antonio Ovalle. Daughters: Luz O. Granillo, Josephina O. Rodriguez, Magdalena Ovalle, & Virginia O. Pinon; Grandchildren: 37, Great-grandchildren. 58 & Great-Great-grandchildren 32. Visitation will be Tuesday 5 to 8 pm with rosary at 7 pm at El Paso Mission Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be Wednesday @ Saint Joseph Church @ 10 am. Interment @ Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

GILLIAN "JILL" FIELD, 68, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2002. Jill was born and raised in England and was a resident of El Paso since the early 1960's. She received her Nursing Degree in England. She practiced nursing at various hospitals before finding her home with Providence Memorial Hospital with over 30 years of service. Jill provided first aid services for countless special events. She established her own business, Proaction, which provides convienent mobile health services for the community to include migrant health care and was awarded several grants for various community health projects. She was responsible for introducing advanced cardiac life support to El Paso. She was a lifelong member of the American Heart Association, past president and held several other offices with the Five Points Lion's Club, and the Health Organization Network. Ms. Field taught countless classes in ACLS and CPR and taught EKG and critical care courses at El Paso Community College. Preceded in death by her parents, and brother, John Field of England. Survived by her daughter, Amanda Davis and son-in-law, Shawn Davis; grandson, Kalil Field-Mackall; niece, Joanna Connolly; her very dear friend, Andrea Keener, and numerous friends and colleagues. Memorial service will be Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 12:00 noon at Martin Funeral Home-Central. Memorial contributions may be made to Proaction P.O. Box 3898 El Paso, TX 79923 in "Jill's" memory. 

JOSEFINA LUCERO RUBALCABA, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2002. The lifelong El Paso resident was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Arturo and wife, Edie Rubalcaba and daughter, Rose Irene and husband, Raul Perez. Devoted grandmother to her grandchildren, Mark Rubalcaba, Jennifer and husband James Utterback, Ray, Mario and Cindy Perez. Beloved great grandmother to Jennifer, James and Kellie Mae Utterback. Visitation will be from 3 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sunset Funeral Home-East, Chapel of Remembrance, with a Recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 408 S. Park. Interment will follow at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery. Raul Perez, Ray Perez, Mario Perez, Mark Rubalcaba, James Utterback, and John Henry Teran will serve as pallbearers. Her daughter, Alicia Rubalcaba and husband, Francisco Rubalcaba preceded her in death. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.

JACK EDWARD RICKS, SR., 77, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2002. He was a longtime resident of El Paso. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II, and retired after 35 years of service from the El Paso Natural Gas Co. Mr. Ricks is survived by his wife Betty Blanche Ricks; son, Jack Edward Ricks, Jr.; daughters Vicki Inns and husband C.W. and Marilyn Brooks; as well as two grandchildren, Anne and Diane; three great grandchildren, Jacob, Hunter, and Dylan; one step granddaughter Kathy; and two step great grandchildren, Andrew and Holdyn. He is also survived by sisters, Betty Myers and Francis Dawson; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home East. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. Honorary pallbearers are Harold Chesak, Jack Mitchell, Don Christian, Wayne Oakley, Billy Hampton, Bill Adams, and Kevin Scott. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Mr. Ricks will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

CONSUELO G. ORONA, lifelong resident of El Paso went to be with our Lord on Sunday, January 13, 2002. She was a Radiology Technician and was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughters, Avelina "Nena" Leos, Yolanda Sims and Irma Hurdis; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 16, 2002 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home-Central. Funeral mass will be Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Msgr. Francis J. Smith, V.G., P.A. officiating. Pallbearers, Alfredo Leos, Patrick Leos, Patrick Gorham, Richard Hurdis, Phillip Sims, and James Rabb. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

JOSE GUADALUPE HERNANDEZ, 70, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2002. He was a 9-year resident of El Paso. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Maria Amesquita Hernandez; sons, Joseph, Luis R., Roy and Robert S. Hernandez; daughters, Yolanda Tapia, Sally Hernandez, Gloria Hernandez and Mary Alice Hernandez; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brothers, Refugio and Luis Hernandez; and sisters, Josefina Sanchez, Mercedes Garcia, Francisca Miranda, Amparo Martinez, Maria de los Angeles Manzo and Socorro Hernandez. Scripture service will be said at 9:30 am Tuesday at Sunset Funeral Home - East, Chapel of Peace. Interment will be private. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-East.

ARTHUR P. REYES (Tury), born on January 20, 1930 passed away on January 13, 2002. He was a carpenter, Secretary for Carpenters Local Union 425 and an International Representative for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Regina C. Reyes and 4 daughters, Cecilia Shindo (Robert), Gloria Olivas (David), Christina Rivas (Carlo) and Dolores Reyes (Pete). Seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Survivors include five brothers, Ernesto Reyes, Martin Reyes, Jesus Reyes, Manuel Reyes and Miguel Reyes. He was preceded in death by his parents Damacio and Isabel Reyes and two brothers Lorenzo and Gilberto Reyes. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Recitation of the Rosary will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Chapel. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at San Antonio Catholic Church. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Many thanks to Dr. Emilio Gonzalez-Ayala, and Highlands Regional Rehabilitation Hospital. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Interment will be in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME. 1060 CAROLINA DR. 598-3332.

Armando Morales, Sr., 53, passed away January 13, 2002. He was a long time resident of El Paso. He is preceded in death by his father Guillermo Morales. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Carmen Morales, sons Armando Morales Jr. and Guillermo Daniel Morales; daughter Cynthia Veronica Morales; grandchildren, Ryan Morales, Aaron Morales, Jasmine Morales, Isabel Morales, Mabel Morales, Erick Said Lozano; mother Cecilia Sifuentes Morales; brothers Gilberto Morales and Guillermo Morales; sisters Cecilia Sanchez and Sylvia Ruiz. Visitation will be held at Sunset Funeral Home-West located at 480 N. Resler, from 4 to 9 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 with a prayer service at 7 pm. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am at Sunset Funeral Home-West, Wednesday, January 16, 2002. Interment will follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West.

BOBBIE MATTHEWS ORSZULAK, 78, passed away Sunday January 13, 2002 in El Paso. She was a resident of El Paso since 1952 and had been employed with the Ysleta Independent School District for over 25 years. She is survived by her son, James Wesley Matthews. Daughter, Linda Matthews Gilfillan. Grandchildren, Jason Matthews, Jeoffry Lassahn and Loyd Lassahn, Jr. Graveside Service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Interment will follow in Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME DONIPHAN. 5054 DONIPHAN DR 587-0202.

HAZEL ESTALINE KING, 85, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2002, a resident of Chaparral, NM since 1974. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Ivey King and 2 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her 4 sons, and 1 daughter; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren, 18 step- great-grandchildren and 2 step-great- great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16th at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

Elvira G. Sandoval, 89, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2002. Lifetime resident of El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by husband Ernesto Sandoval, son Ruben Sandoval. Survived by son Jose E. and wife Gloria Sandoval, daughters Irene S. and husband Jose Gutierrez and Carmen and husband Juan Olivas, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, brother Alfonso Guerra, sister Esperanza Herrera. Mrs. Sandoval will lie in state Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Central. Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at Martin Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2002 at San Antonio Catholic Church 7420 North Loop. Pallbearers will be John Daniel Olivas, Chris Olivas, Ruben Sandoval Jr., Michael Welch, Robert Herrera and Arturo Herrera. Burial at Evergreen East Cemetery. 

ATILANO, ANTONIO, 68, Memorial: 10 a.m. Wednesday January 16, 2002 at St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

BUSTAMANTE, HYDEE, Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Rosary: 10 a.m. Mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday January 15, 2002 at El Paso Mission Funeral Chapel. Interment: Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

CAMPBELL, ESTELLA G., 84, Visitation: 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday January 15, 2002. Funeral Mass: 12 noon Tuesday January 15, 2002 at St. Joseph's Cathaolic Church. Burial: Evergreen East Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home Central.

DE VALLE, EVA, Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday January 15, 2002 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home.

LOPEZ, LUIS, 81, Visitation: 4-9 p.m. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday January 17, 2002 at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home . Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday January 18, 2002 at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

MINEFEE, BILLY RAY, 74, Visitation: 4-9 p.m. Tuesday January 15, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home East. Graveside Service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday January 16, 2002 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home East.

OLIVAS, RAMONA, 86, Visitation & Rosary were held Monday January 14, 2002. Funeral Mass: 12 noon Tuesday January 15, 2002 at Little Flower Catholic Church. Interment: Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina.

ORONA, CONSUELO, 88, Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Vigil Service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday January 16, 2002 at Martin Funeral Home Central. Mass: 9 a.m. Thursday January 17, 2002 at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Burial: Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home Central.

OVALLE, VIRGINIA, Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Rosary: 7 p.m.Tuesday January 15, 2002 at El Paso Mission Funeral Home. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday January 16, 2002 at ST. Joseph Church. Interment: Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by El Paso Mission Funeral Home. 

RAMIREZ, MARIA ISABEL, 77, Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday January 15, 2002 at Little Flower Catholic Church. Interment: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home East.

REY, JOSEPH J., 81, Memorial: 2 p.m. Tuesday December 15, 2002 at Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home Carolina.

VILLA, ANGELA, 87, Visitation & Rosary were held Monday January 14, 2002. Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday January 15, 2002 at San Jose Catholic Church. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. 

MITZI YVONNE HARGROVE BOND, 49, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 27, 2002. She was born in Deming, New Mexico and was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. She was a beloved principal and friend to all who knew her. Mrs. Bond is survived by her loving husband, James Thomas Bond; her daughters Amy Yvonne Bond Pressley and husband Shaun, Jennifer Michelle Bond Mata and husband Israel; her two precious grandsons, Tyler James Pressley and Kyle Shaun Pressley; her parents John Bill and Colleen D. Hargrove; her brother Kelly Bill Hargrove; sisters Cynthia Colleen Smith, and Jennifer Lynn McLellan; her dearest friend Arleen Belaire and numerous nieces and nephews who she dearly loved. After graduating from Coronado High School, she earned an associate degree in business administration from Durham College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Masters of Education Degree from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She was an active member of Coronado Baptist Church. There, she served in Girls Auxiliary, the Praise Team, the Administrative Committee, and served on many mission projects. She was a member of the El Paso Baptist Disaster Relief Team, member of the Gideons Auxiliary, member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and served on several committees for the El Paso Independent School District. She was employed with the El Paso Independent School District for 28 years. She taught elementary and secondary education, was a Teacher Certification Officer, Assistant Principal of Whitaker Elementary, Principal of Beall Elementary and most recently, the Principal of Lindbergh Elementary School. To honor and celebrate her life, a Memorial Service will be held at Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird Drive, on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Woods officiating, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Coronado Baptist Church, Mitzi Bond Scholarship Fund.
WILMA C. DEAL, passed away February 22, 2002 in Oklahoma City. She was born January 19, 1918 in Chamberino, NM. Mrs. Deal and her husband Vincent were former owners of Deal Motor Company. Preceded in death by her husband Vincent L. Deal; brother Ralph Haas & sister Janice Reed. Survivors include her daughter Patty Lewandoski of Oklahoma City; son William T. Deal of Ruidoso, NM; grandchildren Carrie Lewandoski & Jennifer Deal Hill; 2 great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday 2:00 P.M. at Harding Orr & McDaniel Chapel.

MARGARET R. VAN DUSEN, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 28, 2002 in Tucson, AZ. Margaret was born April 21, 1910 in Lake Charles, LA to Robert Gordon Mowat and Ethel (Johnson) Mowat. Survived by daughter, Jerry (Jack) Grady of Tucson; stepson Charles M. (Patti) Van Dusen of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sisters Catherine Belden of Austin, TX, Charlotte Thomas, Bobra Harris and Blanche Stanley, all of Dallas. Margaret grew up in Dallas where she met her late husband, Charles R. Van Dusen. CWO Van Dusen was a member of the Texas National Guard and during WW II they lived in many of our United States and when the war ended, they lived in Germany and Japan. They retired in El Paso in 1960 and in 1989, moved to Tucson. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2002 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Graveside services 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at Ft. Huachuca Post Cemetery, Ft. Huachuca, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of choice. 

PILAR M. BURROLA, 83, life long resident and homemaker, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002. She is survived by brother Enrique Gutierrez, sister Tomasa Gutierrez. Sons: David Sr., Miguel, Juan and Pedro Burrola, Jr. Daughters: Norma Myers, Lucia Heffelfinger and Gloria Burrola. 13 Grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at La Paz Funeral Home, 3331 Alameda. Mass at 10:00 a.m., Monday, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 408 Park St. Interment at Restlawn Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements entrusted to La Paz Funeral Home. 

SILVIANO CORDOVA, 76, left us to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 26, 2002. Silviano Cordova proudly served aboard the USS Tangier during WWII. Above other citations he received 2 Bronze Stars for Service in the Pacific and 2 Bronze Stars for the Philippine Liberation. He was a lifelong resident of El Paso and retired from the El Paso National Bank as a painter and maintenance man. He is preceded in death by wife, Lillian; brothers, Rudolph, Pete and Gilbert. He is survived by daughters, Anna Mata and husband Gilbert and Jane Ferrell; sons, James and wife Lupe and John Paul; sister, Mrs. Guadalupe de la Torre; brother, Charles Cordova; grandchildren, Gilbert Cameron and wife Lindsey, Michael and Krystal Mata, Robert John and Amanda Ferrell, James Cordova Jr. and John Aaron Cordova; great grandson, Anthony Mason Mata and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4-9 P.M. Sunday at Sunset Funeral Home-East, Chapel of Remembrance, with a Rosary to be recited at 6 P.M. Mass of the Resurrection will be said at 11:45 A.M. Monday at St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1118 North Mesa. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors. He will be missed by all who knew him. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - East.

ALFRED INO GRIFFIN, a retired sales representative died February 27, 2002. He was 91 and a resident of El Paso, Texas, 73 years. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Laura C. Griffin, 4 daughters; Laura Rodriguez, Yvonne & Armando Chapa, Irma & Hector O'Leal and Rebecca Donas, Alfred Griffin, Gerome & Alice Griffin, Mario & Martha Griffin, all of El Paso, 24 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren & 3 great great grandchildren. Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Hillcrest Funeral Home, 1060 Carolina Dr. Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., March 4, 2002, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 8011 Williamette. Pallbearers will be; Richard Delgado, Luis Madrid, Gerome Griffin, Jr., Alfred Griffin, Jr., Armando Chapa Jr., Mario Griffin, Jr. and Richard Chapa. Directed by HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME - CAROLINA. 1060 CAROLINA DR 598-3332 

CARMEN CONTRERAS PENA She broke the bread into fragments and gave them to the children, who ate with avidity. "She hath kept none for herself." grumbled the Sergeant. "Because she is not hungry." said a soldier. "Because she is a mother." said the Sergeant. Victor Hugo. Our mother, Carmen Contreras Pena died on January 31, 2002 with her family at her beside at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on July 27, 1925 in El Paso, Texas, the only child of Ernestina Balvier and Fructuoso (Frank) Contreras. She was a loving, devoted daughter and mother. Carmen raised her family in Gardena, CA. She moved to San Jose, CA in the 1970's to be near her wandering children and retired in the 1980's to travel and visit friends and family. Her moves to Albuquerque, NM and finally Kansas City, MO were necessitated by her illness. Not one to let her polio stop her she persevered and always worked to provide a loving environment for her family. Her independent nature, curiosity, strong work ethic, patriotism and love of education were passed on to her children and grandchildren. Carmen is survived by her son Ramon and daughter-in-law Kathleen Collins Pena of San Jose, CA; daughter Evangeline (Vangie) and son-in-law John Rich, of Kansas City, MO; son Andres of Atlanta, GA; daughter Cecilia and son-in-law Craig Clark. Her grandchildren, whom Nana loved with heart and soul - Paula Pena Esquivel, Erika Rich and husband Jim Ward, Andrew Rich, Cassandra Clark, Cameron Clark, Andres Pena, Ulyses Pena and her loving treasure - great grandchild Eric Alejandro Esquivel. Cremation arrangements have been made through Park Lawn Funeral Home and a private memorial service will be held at a later date at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. We have chosen to establish a scholarship in our mother's memory at Bowie High School in El Paso, TX. The Carmen Contreras Pena Scholarship will benefit Latino students going on to college. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to Bowie Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1804, El Paso, TX 79949.

BURROLA, PILAR, 83, Visitation: 4-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2002, at La Paz Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2002, at San Ignacio Church. Burial at Restlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by La Paz Funeral Home.

CARRINGTON, ROSEMARY W., 58, Visitation: 5-9 p.m. with Prayer Service at 7 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2002, at Sunset Funeral Home - Northeast. Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Post Chapel #4 on Jeb Stuart - Ft. Bliss, TX. Burial at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home - Northeast.

EDELMAN, RAYMOND, Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2002, at Coronado Christian Center. Interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home West.

GRIFFIN, ALFRED INO, 91, Visitation: 2-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2002, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. Arrangements by Hillcrest Funeral Home - Carolina.

LOYA, CLARA RUTH, 96, Graveside Service: 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Martin Funeral Home - Central.

RENDON, MARIA LUISA, Visitation: 5-9 p.m. Rosary: 7 p.m. Sunday March 3, 2002 at Harding Orr & McDaniel. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday March 4, 2002 at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Harding Orr & McDaniel.

MARIE J. COBOS, 86, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of El Paso and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Francisco and husband, Donald; grandchildren, Keile Juckum, Robin and Neil Orthober and Johnny Francisco; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Stephanie Juckum; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, July 5th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Vigil starting at 7 p.m. in Kaster-Maxon & Futrell Funeral Home, 8817 Dyer. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, July 6th, at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Antonio T. Garza, 67, passed away on Monday, July 01, 2002. He was a long time resident of El Paso and member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Garza is survived by his wife, Isabel Garza; son, Richard Garza; daughters, Mary Isabel Luna, Corine Williams, Toni Wood, Betty Castillo, and Elvira Valencia. She is also survived by brother, Willie Garza; sisters, Corine Juentes and Amelia West; as well as 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 05, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home East with a wake at 10:00 a.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Paul Catholic Church at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery.

FELIX MORENO JR., 59, passed away on June 30, 2002. Lifetime area resident. Preceded in death by his parents Felix and Manuela Moreno, and his sister Lucila Estrada. He is survived by his 2 daughters; Susana Rodriguez, Rosalinda Moreno. 4 sons; Reynaldo, Eduardo, Samuel, Victor Angel Moreno. 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters; Lorenza Roldan, Aurora Bosley, Monica Ceballos. Visitation July 4, 2002 from 3:00-8:30 p.m. Hampton Valley Mortuary Chapel with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Funeral Mass July 5, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment Fabens Catholic Cemetery. Directed by Hampton Valley Mortuary.

Ruth W. Niblack, wife of the late Carlton O. Niblack, Jr., died Monday, July 1, 2002 in San Jose, CA. She was 86, and had been a longtime resident of El Paso. She and her husband were founding members of Beth-El Bible Evangelical Free Church, and she was involved for many years with local women's Bible studies, Bible memory programs, and as a volunteer at an El Paso nursing home. Survivors include her daughter, Jane Lewis of Garland, TX; her son, Wayne Niblack and wife Janet of San Jose, CA; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1:15 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2002 at the Beth-El Bible Evangelical Free Church. Burial will be in the Ft Bliss National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth-El Bible Evangelical Free Church, 6440 Montana, El Paso, 79925. 

LT. COL. (RET.) JOHN C. NORRIS, 85, formerly of El Paso, passed away on June 30, 2002. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Neva F. Norris, and his second wife, Dorothy F. Norris. He is survived by 3 children: Mary Croy of San Antonio, TX; Julia Kingwell of Katy, TX; and John Norris of Pasadena, CA. He is also survived by 2 sons-in-law, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery on Friday July 5, 2002 at 11 a.m.

Carlota L. (Charlie) Taylor, born April 7, 1912 in Chihuahua, Mexico passed away July 1, 2002 in El Paso, Texas. Preceded in death by her first husband Fred F. Kautz and second husband Edward Taylor. Survived by daughters Deborah (Bill) Gorham of El Paso, Texas, Martha (Richard) Sharick of Clovis, New Mexico, daughter in law Teresa Kautz of El Paso, Texas, sons Fred Kautz of El Paso, Texas, Robert (Della) Kautz of Roswell, New Mexico, and Alden (Carolyn) Kautz of Littleton, Colorado, 15 grandchildren, several great grandchildren. Mrs. Taylor will lie in state on July 5, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Chapel Service will be held on July 5, 2002 at 12:30 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home. Burial at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of El Paso, 1750 Curie Dr. El Paso, Texas 79902.

MARIA GALLEGOS TOVAR, age 76 and a life time resident of the area, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2002. Mrs. Tovar retired as a sales clerk from W.T. Grant after numerous years of service. Maria was preceded in death by her loving husband Antonio Tovar. She is survived by her sister Corina Gallegos, her brother Henry Gallegos, and several nieces and nephews. A wake will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 5, 2002 at San Francisco de Assis Mission. The Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. also at San Francisco de Assis Mission. Interment will be held at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery with Manny Rosales, Richard Carrazco, Ruben Gallegos, Henry Gallegos Jr., Art Gallegos, and Angel Villalobos Jr. serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Odyssey Health Care Inc., 7500 Viscount, El Paso, TX 79925. 

CERVANTES, ALFREDO, 77, Memorial Service: 6 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home-East, Chapel of Peace. Interment by family members. Survived by sisters Amparo Gutierrez & Aurelia Villalobos. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home - East.

CRUZ, SANDRA, 21, Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Marks Catholic Church. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by husban Ruben, son Ruben Jr., daughters Valeria, Jacqueline, sisters Elizabeth, Leticia, Angie, Bonnie, Valeria. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

GUTIERREZ, ANGELINA M., 71, Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday July 5, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. Chapel Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Sunset Funeral Home-N.E. Interment: Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by husband Benedicto Luis, sons Jesus Alvarado and Juan Alvarado, daughters Irma Leon and Elizabeth Sosa. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home - N.E.

HERNANDEZ PARADA, LIDIA, 63, Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Today with Prayer Service at 6 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Prayer Service: 9 a.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Interment: Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by husband Francisco Javier Parada, sons Javier & Hector Manuel Parada, daughters Thelma Olivia Garza, Lidia Yolanda Ruiz. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Jimenez, Maria Cristina, 71, Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday July 5, 2002 with Vigil Service at 11 a.m. at San Jose Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Survived by daughters Connie and Mariana , son Jose Alfredo, brothers Guillermo Jimenez Barrera and Jose Jimenez Barrera, sister Alejandra Solis. Arrangements by San Jose Funeral Home.

MEDINA, MARIO, 68, Visitation- 3-9 pm Fri. at Sunset Funeral Home-East. Rosary-7:30 pm at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Funeral Mass-9 am Sat. at St. Ignatius. Interment-Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Survived by mother Eloisa Perez, children Larry, Mario, Arturo, Maria, Angelica, Martha, Alicia A., Margarita, siblings Arturo, Jaime, Javier, Carlos, Alicia, Margarita, Elva, Matilde, Graciela.

QUEZADA, ALVIDREZ, IRMA, 43, Rosary-8:15 am Fri. at Sunset Funeral Home-East. Memorial Mass-10 am Fri. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Main Church. Interment-Ft. Bliss Nat. Cem. Survived by husband Hector Alvidrez, son Michael, daughters Amanda Laura, Janice Emily, brothers Jose, Robert, Richard, sisters Mary, Bonnie, Yolie, Sandra, Gloria. Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home - East.

SANG, MARIA, 76, Visitation: 3 to 9 p.m. Today with Rosary at 6 p.m. at Harding, Orr and McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Alameda. Survived by daughters Carmen, Dorothy J., sons Louie Jr. Fong Sang, Louie Fong. Arrangements by Harding-Orr & McDaniel Funeral Home.

SOTO, JUANITA, 72, Visitation: 11:30 to 2 p.m. Today with Rosary at 12 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Funeral Home. Arrangements by Mt. Carmel Funeral Home.

WILLIAMS, ALBERTA L., 83, Funeral Mass: 2 p.m. Friday at Greater Mt. Calvary Church. Cremation after services. Survived by son Kenneth D. Williams, daughters Nina Ruth Walker, Neveyetta L. Williams, sisters Anna Mae Sillemon, Florence Anna Bell. Arrangements by La Paz Funeral Home.


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